Plastics in Packaging recently published a comprehensive article about the work of BMT in advancing the simulation of plastic bottles. BMT's expertise in simulation has evolved from 20 years of research in Queen’s University Belfast. Blow Moulding Technologies are currently developing a validated cloud-based simulation software which will be commercially available to the SBM industry later in 2017.
The Plastics in Packaging article titled 'Fit For Purpose, Is Plastics Bottles Blowing Simulation Ready for Industrial Use?' discusses the history and current state of simulation in the industry, and the complexities involved in creating an accurate and validated simulation.
The article indicates that;
"There is no question of the ability of CAE to adequately simulate the forming of a pre-defined blown product, when materials and processes are characterized properly. It will take consistent efforts on the part of the industry to make material data available and improve the prediction process through usage which certainly will drive refinements in material data inputs and analysis."
For more information and to read the full article see the original publication here;